You know you're a nurse if... - page 3
You know you're a nurse if... You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up. (share and add your own below)... Read More
- 16Apr 29, '12 by eatmysoxRNWhen you do foot assessments on fellow customers at the grocery store... Foot care people!
You purchase hand soap compulsively (I think my boyfriend is going to buy me a bulk amount for my birthday...)
You hide the salt shakers... from your family... and then teach them about negative effects of salt on BP.
EVERYONE asks you for medical advice. And many address you as "doctor"....
You assess your veins to determine the level of dehydration you have reached.
No paycheck amount could ever compare to the amazing sense of pride you can only achieve by being a NURSELast edit by eatmysoxRN on Apr 29, '12 : Reason: Typo
- 1Apr 29, '12 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from DazglueThere was a member that called that good time management.....Mela something....When you start to worry if your patient hasn't urinated in a few hours, but you've gone almost the entire shift without making it to the restroom and you are excited that you have broken your own record!
- 11Apr 29, '12 by nerdtonurse?While at a Revolutionary War re-enactment at Williamsburg, you go to the circa 1770 hospital and find yourself reflexively sorting the surgical tools and turning the handles toward you.
At the same re-enactment, one of the people holds up a small slender copper straw with holes at the end to ask if anyone can guess what it is, and you say, "looks like about an 8 French Foley to me." And you're right. *owwww*
You look at the re-enactors portraying a smallpox victim, and you automatically start looking for PPE.
- 4Apr 29, '12 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from qestoutI resemble that remark.....When you look like Columbo--patting every pocket looking for the vitals list--while muttering "I know I have it here somewhere". (you have to be older to get this one